Lada Promoted To COO At Saga

The Board of Directors of Saga Communications has promoted Warren Lada to COO. Lada was Executive Vice President with the company. Saga CEO Ed Christian said, “Warren has been with Saga for over two decades in various capacities, starting as a market manager and now currently as Executive Vice President. We have worked side by side in growing Saga into a well-respected company in the broadcast industry. His promotion to COO is long overdue.”

Rush On Fox This Sunday

As the political season kicks into high gear, and the Republicans get closer and closer to nominating Donald Trump as their candidate, Fox News Sunday has decided to turn to radio's number on voice on the political campaign.

News Director Drops Restraining Order Against Assistant

KSFR is a Public Radio station in Santa Fe. News director Zelie Pollon (pictured) has withdrawn her request for a restraining order against the station's former assistant news director, Tom Trowbridge. According to The Santa Fe New Mexican, on February 18 Pollon claimed Trowbridge threatened her life.

FCC Sends Out Pirate Warning

For quite some time, broadcasters have been concerned about pirate radio stations. They want the FCC to do more to take them down. On Wednesday, the FCC sent out an "enforcement advisory" to inform those who may be helping pirates operate...

NAB, NY Broadcasters Praise

After reading the "Enforcement Advisory" sent out by the FCC, several organizations declared their support for the government's attempt to tackle pirates. Both the NAB and the New York State Broadcasters Association issued statements.

AM Cheerleader To Keynote Hispanic Conference

He's been radio's biggest government ally on the subject of AM revitalization and he's a keynote speaker at Radio Ink's Hispanic Radio Conference in Fort Lauderdale later this month.

Pirates, KDKA Extend Agreement

MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates and KDKA-FM have agreed to a multi-year broadcast contract extension. The all-sports station will continue to be the Pirates' flagship station and broadcast 16 Spring Training games, 162 regular season games, and any post-season action.

Vertical Closes On Alpha Towers

Wireless communication company Vertical Bridge has completed the purchase of nearly 200 towers in a two-part transaction with Alpha Media. The deal included 64 sites from Alpha Media’s existing portfolio and 49 which Alpha recently acquired from Digity. How much Vertical Bridge paid for the towers was not disclosed.

Save KPLU Campaign Raises $2 Million

The Seattle non-com is crediting "overwhelming listener support" for reaching the $2 million mark in the "SAVE KPLU" campaign. Friends of 88-5 FM launched its fundraising campaign in January. The campaign needs $7 million, which matches the amount of the current offer stated in the letter of intent outlining the sale of KPLU to the UW.

Saga Declares $0.25 Per Share Cash Dividend

The Saga Communications Board of Directors approved the dividend for its Class A and Class B shares which will be paid on April 15 to shareholders of record on March 28.

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